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>>> from the sky, a meteor >>> from the sky, a meteor scorches the skies over russia, hundreds are hurt, buildings are damaged, and it may be because of an asteroid set to fly by earth closer today. >>> and excited passengers excited to get off a crippled cruise ship after spending days adrift on the open water. >> never again on my life will i ever even walk around a cruise ship. i'm done. captioning funded by cbs news" for friday, february 15th, 2013. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, february 15th, 2013. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin this morning with a frightening meteor strike in russia. now, meteor sightings are a common occurrence, but not incidents that cause injury and damage. the russian interior ministry says more than 400 people were injured when the meteor, possibly part of a meteor shower, hit like a missile near the euro mountains about a thousand miles east of moscow and it's near a former soviet union weapons site. the meteor streaked across the sky this morning with a loud boom, leaving
michael garnet is a canadian hockey player living in russia. >> definitely my building was shaking, so i could feel -- i could feel a sway in my building, so it kind of sounded like a bomb went off. >> now, it's unclear if the meteorite hit russia this morning is related to that giant asteroid due to pass very close to earth later today. earlier i spoke to cbs news contributor dr. michio kaku. dr. kaku, i know meteor showers aren't particularly rare but how common is it to cause damage? >> it's quite unusual. usually on a given night objects the size of a baseball will burn up in the atmosphere, and these are the shooting stars and falling stars you see at night. however, this one was probably caused by an object as big as a car or as big as a house, burning up in the atmosphere at perhaps 20,000 miles per hour, 30,000 miles per hour such that you break the sound barrier and thus you actually land on the planet earth. these events are more rare however, they do happen and they usually burn up over the ocean. they burn up over unpopulated areas. thi
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